Translated by Arent Jan Wensinck (d. 1939). Published in Amsterdam in 1923.
The author is also known as Isaac the Syrian, and the work as the Ascetical Homilies.
This first series of treatises was very popular and was translated from Syriac into Greek and other languages. A second series of mystical treatises does exist in Syriac and was recently discovered and translated by Sebastian Brock.
December 5, 2013 Subject:
essential St Isaac
I was very happy to find this pdf on archive.org. St Isaac has some very helpful things to say. I took the liberty of making an index for the pdf with text version. The chapter headings give a good idea of what's in the book.
I put it here, since it's pretty long (too long to put into this review): http://pastebin.com/VeQRvqvV